Arizona Motorist Rescued From Vehicle Trapped in Floodwaters

Police rescued a motorist after her vehicle became trapped in gushing floodwaters in Apache Junction, Arizona, on July 28.

Footage released by Apache Junction police department shows officers pulling a woman out of the partially submerged vehicle through a broken window. The motorist can be heard asking the officers to rescue her dog.

Although the driver was rescued, police said they were “deeply saddened” not to have retrieved the driver’s dog from the car. “At last check, family and friends were searching for this beloved pet,” the department said on Facebook.

The Apache Junction police department said they responded to more than 24 different calls for “service related to flooding” on Thursday and, as monsoon rains continued, warned residents not to drive on flooded roads.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Apache Junction on Thursday and urged people to move to higher ground. Credit: Apache Junction Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript


- Can you crawl or no? Ma'am, it's going to go under. Get your ass out here. Come here, hurry, hurry. Get up. Get out of your feet. Here, wrap this around this. Wrap this through there. Come on, ma'am, come on.

- Pull it again. Pull it.

- Go. Hang on. Here comes, Eddie. Got it? Come on. Come on. Come on. I got you. Come on. The water's coming, ma'am. Come on. Come on. Come on. Eddie, get over here.

- OK. OK.

- You should get my dog.

- It doesn't matter. Let's go. Come on, ma'am. Ma'am, get up.

- Come out.

- Get up.

- I don't want you to leave my dog.

- Come on, give me your other hand. Give me your other hand. Give me your other hand.

- Get my dog.

- I will get your dog. I will get it.

- We will get your dog.

- Come on. Come on. Come on. Come on.

- We got you.

- Got slippy. I'm slipping.

- Herbert, Herbert!

- We got you, brother. We've got you.

- OK. Is somebody else in the vehicle?

- My dog. Get my dog.

- We'll get your dog. We'll get your dog. Get on your leash.

- We get up. Get around. You can walk. OK. Get on your legs. Get on your legs.

- Please get my dog.

- We'll get it. We'll get it.

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